Epilepsy and pregnancy








Epilepsy and Pregnancy Epilepsy Foundation

6/16/2014
01:43 | Author: Molly Young

Epilepsy and pregnancy
Epilepsy and Pregnancy Epilepsy Foundation

Epilepsy brings special issues for women, particularly in pregnancy. As the French say, vive la difference. And while equality between the sexes is a goal that.

As the French say, vive la difference. And while equality between the sexes is a goal that most people applaud, the French do have a point. Epilepsy brings special issues for women, particularly in pregnancy.

Epilepsy affects women differently. Their hormonal and menstrual cycles, pregnancy, menopause—all of those life stages are affected by epilepsy. The treatment of their epilepsy may be affected by their hormonal state or their epilepsy and it's treatment could affect their hormones.

These risks can affect their health and that of their babies. In fact over 90% of women with epilepsy who become pregnant have healthy babies. Yet if properly managed, the risks are very small. While the majority of women with epilepsy can and do become pregnant, they may have certain risks that women without epilepsy don't have.

Two specific hormones are especially important: estrogen, which increases the electrical activity of the brain, and progesterone, which has the reverse effects. When women with epilepsy have problems, they are often hormone-based.

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Epilepsy and Pregnancy

4/15/2014
01:46 | Author: Chloe Allen

Epilepsy and pregnancy
Epilepsy and Pregnancy

Learn about how epilepsy and seizures during pregnancy can affect your health and your baby's health.

But there are some risks. Babies of mothers who have epilepsy have a higher risk of the following:. More than 90% of women who have epilepsy deliver normal, healthy babies.

l your doctor about any history of brain or spinal defects in your family (or in the family of the baby's father). Because your antiseizure medicine may change how your body absorbs folic acid, your doctor may recommend a type of prenatal vitamin with a higher dose of folic acid. It's very important that you take your antiseizure medicine just as your doctor ls you.

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Pregnancy Risks - Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

12/24/2014
07:31 | Author: Nicholas Clark

Epilepsy and pregnancy
Pregnancy Risks - Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Children whose parents have epilepsy have a slightly higher risk of developing The first trimester (first 3 months) of pregnancy, especially days 21 to 56, is the.

Regular visits to both the obstetrician and the neurologist are crucial for women with epilepsy.

The first trimester (first 3 months) of pregnancy, especially days 21 to 56, is the critical period for development of the baby's major organ systems. Other major malformations affect the central nervous system, the gastrointestinal system, the reproductive system, the urinary system, and the skeletal system. The second and third trimesters (the last 6 months) are critical for its growth and maturation.

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Seizure Disorders in Pregnancy - Medscape Reference

10/23/2014
05:12 | Author: Chloe Allen

Epilepsy and pregnancy
Seizure Disorders in Pregnancy - Medscape Reference

Seizure Disorders in Pregnancy. Approximay 1 million women of childbearing age in the United States have seizure disorders.

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Treatment of epilepsy in pregnancy

8/22/2014
03:25 | Author: Molly Young

Epilepsy and pregnancy
Treatment of epilepsy in pregnancy

Pregnant women with epilepsy constitute 0.5% of all pregnancies. Proper seizure control is the primary goal in treating women with epilepsy. The commonly.

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Genetic counselling should be performed if both parents have epilepsy or the disease is inherited. Proper seizure control is the primary goal in treating women with epilepsy. Folic acid 5 mg/day should be administered 3 months before conception and during the first trimester to prevent folic acid deficiency-induced malformations.

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